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Alice Field

Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Six Stories

  • By: Matt Wesolowski
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce, Helen Johns, Leighton Pugh, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

It's 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who took that fateful trip and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • best not to try to resolve the mystery ...

  • By Gerard on 21-03-17

Predictable story, very well presented

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-17

Listened tio this book because the earlier reviews gave me high expectations. On the plus side, it is perfectly suited tio the audio format... But on the negative, I'd worked out more than just the gist of the mystery when I was about a third of the way in, so the ending was so surprise at all.

  • Stone's Fall

  • By: Iain Pears
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Daniel Coonan, Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 25 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

This is the story of John Stone, financier and armaments manufacturer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One he was able to manipulate markets, industries and indeed whole countries and continents. A panoramic novel with a riveting mystery at its heart, Stone's Fall is a quest to discover how and why John Stone dies, falling out of a window at his London home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent in every way.....

  • By Roger on 13-12-09

incredible

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Intelligent historical adventure and mystery, with lots of twists and turns. Deserves a seconds listen.

  • The Good Neighbor

  • By: A. J. Banner
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

Shadow Cove, Washington, is the kind of town everyone dreams about - quaint streets, lush forests, good neighbors. That's what Sarah thinks as she settles into life with her new husband, Dr. Johnny McDonald. But all too soon she discovers an undercurrent of deception. And one October evening when Johnny is away, sudden tragedy destroys Sarah's happiness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful

  • By Mr. T. Ffoulkes on 27-04-16

Why did I buy this!?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-16

What would have made The Good Neighbor better?

Remove all the cliches and start again!

Would you ever listen to anything by AJ Banner again?

No.

What didn’t you like about Rebecca Roberts’s performance?

Sounding whiny and gossipy seemed to be the natural state.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Must have done; as I continued to the end. But I felt like a dreadful vulture, listening to other people's upper middle class soap-opera style calamities.

Any additional comments?

Next time, I'll read the other reviews before buying, rather than just the publisher's blurb.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Family

  • By: Rex Kusler
  • Narrated by: Simeon Roos
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Every family has a skeleton in its closet, but Shane Hall and his relatives have a cemetery’s worth. With no job, no home, and nowhere else to turn, Shane moves back to his rural South Dakota hometown to stay with his extended family. On the surface, it seems like a good move. Everyone is welcoming and eager to help Shane get back on his feet. His cousins even offer him a high-paying job in the family’s salvage business. With his girlfriend, Katie, by his side, Shane should be feeling confident about the future, but it’s not long before he finds out that his newfound security comes at a very high price.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Rubbish

  • By Alice Field on 02-11-15

Rubbish

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Kept thinking it was going to pick up, but it just didn't. Recommend you don't bother.

  • The Last Town

  • Wayward Pines, Book 3
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointing end to an already flagging trilogy

  • By Ruddy good student on 08-05-17

Predictable but satisfying

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-15

Please start breathing deeply. Take the time to smell the flowers.

Predictable but satisfying listen.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 806

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simmering suspense

  • By Derek on 26-06-14

Very satisfying

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-15

Had been curious for some time, and the TV show prompted me to finally go for it. Liked it a lot; now curious about what the sequel might hold.

  • Fall From Grace

  • Jane Candiotti and Kenny Marks, 1
  • By: Clyde Phillips
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

When David Perry confides the sordid details of his bitter divorce to a sympathetic stranger, he never imagines the nightmare he would unleash. Now his socialite wife is dead, brutally murdered by a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants…Veteran San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never allows her personal feelings to interfere with the job - until Jenna Perry is found strangled in the hills of Marin County.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent but...

  • By Alice Field on 12-03-15

Decent but...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-15

Reasonably decent story; but awful reader, and absolutely riddled with clichés. Not sure if I'll try any more by this author.

  • Basilisk

  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 6

The thrilling new horror from this best-selling author... When one of his wife Grace's patients dies in unusual circumstances, stem-cell researcher Nathan suspects that someone else has been attempting the same experiments as him bringing mythical creatures to life only with much more success. But then Grace herself is injured, and Nathan's life spirals into a nightmare as he is faced with an impossible dilemma: lose Grace forever, or breed more mythological beasts, at the cost of countless more human lives...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • awful

  • By Gin on 24-07-16

waste of time

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-15

I kept listening because the reviews on Amazon were so good, hoping it will pick up at any minute. But boring and poorly written; and the decent narration did not make up for that.

  • To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

When too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected but good,

  • By Derek on 17-08-08

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-12

Clever, funny, romantic and exciting... loved it from beginning to end (especially the phrase "kissed her for 169 years").